Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Make an Ahnentafel Report

If it’s Saturday, it must be time for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver.

We have a quick and easy challenge this week:

1)  Have you made an ahnentafel report (“name table” in German) recently?  Show us yours!  How did you do it?  Which program did you use?

I am still using RootsMagic 7, so I opened the program, clicked on REPORTS> Lists >Ahnentafel and chose to Create Report.

My Ahnentafel report, minus the index, was only 46 pages long – very short compared to Randy’s report!

Instead of sharing the first two pages, I’ll share the last two pages, which show part of Generation 17, plus Generations 18, 19 and 20. The only reason I have a few lines back this far is because of my colonial New England ancestors, some of whose lines have been proved back to the 1400s through wills.

That research wasn’t done by me, either. These family sketches were published in professional journals like The American Genealogist and the NEHGS’ The Register. I am very lucky to have had others complete some difficult research!

Thanks, Randy, for this week’s challenge.

One thought on “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Make an Ahnentafel Report”

  1. What’s sad about the earlier generations is how so little we know about them except their name and vital information. But it’s great to have a colonial line in New England where others work hard on those ancestries.

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